By Sean Willett
For me, the morning of June 20 seemed like any other. My house was as dry as it usually is, I was able to travel downtown without much trouble and I had managed to stay far enough away from the river that I remained oblivious to the impending disaster. I only realized something was wrong… Continue reading Northern Sprites: How Twitter has changed natural disasters
By Matthew Parkinson
There are extraordinarily high expectations placed on Monsters University. As a prequel to one of the best films that has come out of Pixar Animation Studios, Monsters, Inc., the result was always going to be compared to the first film.
The film doesn’t match up, but it likely wasn’t going to anyway. For the most… Continue reading Film Review: Monsters University
By Adriana Sveen
Recent Alberta College of Art and Design graduate Megan Slater’s Stretch is showcased in Stride Gallery’s +15 Window space in the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts until July 18.
At a glance, Stretch is an intricate and interconnected web of nylon fragments, but the exhibit hints at the contrast between flexibility and delicacy, a… Continue reading Putting scars on display
By Susan Anderson
Fifteen minutes east of Calgary, down a long gravel road is a big red house. There aren’t any signs explaining why the building is there or what its purpose is.
Passersby may wonder which Calgary oil tycoon may live there, not guessing that inside the red walls is hidden a half million dollars worth of… Continue reading Recording studio has big dreams
By Erin Foreman
A young group of actors are travelling 3,300 km to perform William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the University of Calgary on June 29. The performance is the final leg of New York theatre company 52nd Street Project’s Teen Ensemble program, a theatre troupe comprised of 10 high school students between the ages of 16 and… Continue reading Young actors performing Twelfth Night
By Riley Hill
Hayley Wickenheiser graduates after 16 years After 16 years at the University of Calgary, team Canada women’s hockey captain Hayley Wickenheiser recently walked the stage for her convocation, receiving a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. During her 16 years at the university, Wickenheiser built a distinguished hockey career that included four Olympic gold medals and seven… Continue reading News round up: June 20, 2013
By Michael Grondin
“Change Brazil” was the chant of a crowd of roughly 200 people at the University of Calgary on June 18, 2013. The crowd marched in support of the current protests in Brazil.
On the same day, over 200,000 people took to the streets in Brazil in one of the largest protests the nation has seen… Continue reading Campus protest held in solidarity with Brazil
By Zainab Takuma
The recent 7.3 per cent provincial budget cuts for Albertan post secondary-education have received a lot of media attention. However, cuts in the University of Calgary’s faculty of medicine have drawn comparatively few comments. The U of C faculty of medicine dean Jon Meddings recently spoke out about the cuts to his faculty, explaining his… Continue reading Faculty of medicine dean speaks out about budget cuts
By Sean Sullivan
University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering is hoping to open the doors on a $158-million renewal and expansion of their nearly 50-year-old building during the 50th anniversary of the university in 2016.
The four-floor expansion will provide two new floors of research facilities as well as two floors of new classrooms and teaching space… Continue reading Schulich Engineering building to expand
By Gauntlet Editorial Board
For some, talking about secondary suites feels like beating a dead horse. However, the topic is still relevant because the system is still broken. Students and other residents of secondary suites are still living in unsafe conditions across Calgary.
Secondary suites refers to an additional living area separated from the main dwelling within a residential… Continue reading Regulation needs a renovation